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Sri Lankan tourist police told to learn Hindi


Colombo, Aug 13: Sri Lanka’s Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara on Monday said 25 new police posts will be set up covering all main the tourist spots across the country for visitors’ security. And police personnel have been asked to learn Hindi. The decision was taken after discussions with the Chairman and senior officials of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development ...

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NASA launches world’s first mission to ‘touch’ the sun


Washington, Aug 13: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, mankind’s first mission to ‘touch’ the Sun, was successfully launched on Sunday on an unprecedented, seven-year long journey to unlock the mysteries of the star’s fiery outer atmosphere and its effects on space weather. Liftoff of the USD 1.5 billion mission took place from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...

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Imran calls for Indo-Pak talks restart

Islamabad, Aug 11: Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria Friday called on Pakistan prime minister in waiting and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and felicitated him on his success in the election. Khan’s PTI emerged as the single largest party in the July 25 general election and it nominated him as prime minister. The Indian envoy met cricketer-turned-politician Khan at his Banigala ...

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China detains one million ethnic Uighurs in secret camps, UN told


United Nations, Aug 11: A UN human rights committee has heard there were credible reports that China is holding a million ethnic Uighurs in “counter-extremism centres”. Gay McDougall, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, raised the claims on Friday at a two-day UN meeting on China, reports the BBC. She said she was concerned by ...

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US urges probe into Yemen attack amid accusations of supporting Saudi Arabia

Washington, Aug 10: As accusations grew over the US reported support of the Saudi-led coalition in the attack in Yemen that caused civilian casualties, the US State Department has urged to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the airstrikes. In a press briefing on Thursday, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said although Washington does not have full details of the ...

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India-Pakistan would have remained one country had Jinnah been made PM instead of Nehru: Dalai Lama


Srinagar, Aug 8: Buddhist leader Dalai Lama has claimed that India and Pakistan would have been one country had Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah been made prime minister instead of Jawahar Lal Nehru. The exiled Tibetan Buddhist religious leader made the remarks during a question and answer session at a student interaction at Goa Institute of Management. “Mahatma Gandhi wanted to ...

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US Ambassador meets JK Governor, discusses Indo-US ties


Srinagar, Aug 7: Kenneth I. Juster, Ambassador of United States of America to India, accompanied by Alexi Lefevre, Political Officer and Sukesh, Senior Political Specialist, called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. A Raj Bhavan spokesman said the US ambassador discussed matters relating to further strengthening of the rapidly advancing India–US understanding on several fronts with the ...

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Saudi Arabia suspends Toronto flights in row with Canada


Riyadh, Aug 7: Saudi Arabia’s state airliner has suspended its direct flights to Toronto after Canada called for the release of detained activists for civil society and women’s rights. The Middle Eastern country has also frozen all trade and expelled Canada’s ambassador over the “interference”, BBC reported on Monday. Canada has responded by saying it “will continue to advocate for human ...

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Imran Khan’s PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath ceremony


Lahore, Aug 1: Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the leaders of the SAARC countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath taking ceremony + as the premier next month, a party official said today. The PTI, led by 65-year-old Khan, has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly after the July 25 elections, but it ...

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